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Samsung RS2556SH Freezer left open. compressor does not come on.

My elderly Mom left the freezer door open a bit yet not enough to cause it to beep I'm guessing. It was unplugged and replugged in 2 hrs later to allow it to cool and reset itself, yet now I cannot get the compressor to start back up.. HELP!

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  • Charles Pasha Jun 16, 2007

    Tresilla, first, thanks for your help and advice. I too thought of this and have left it for several hrs.. maybe 10-12.. I hope that does the trick in this warm weather because I cannot let the food get too warm on the Fridge side.. Its staying rather cool I must admit.

    I am going to try to plug her in, but if its still not working does anyone have the schematic or directions to remove the freezer side panel? I'm an auto technician, so I have some sort of clue as to what I'm doing (I hope ; >~

  • Charles Pasha Jun 17, 2007

    I removed the cover found a little football sized chamber on top of the coils to be frozen. I defrosted and dried everything well with a heat gun and air compressor. Fan in cover is free spinning.. Replaced cover and tried again.. got to 37 degrees on fridge side and 57 on freezer... Fan is running at the compressor and I have blown all coils in back free of debris.. Next?>?

  • Charles Pasha Jun 30, 2014

    Yup,got that as well,

  • Charles Pasha Jun 30, 2014

    Found it at



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If door was left open for some time, there may be excess ice build-up on the evaporator which may take more than 2 hours to clear. two methods to cure switch off and leave for 24 hours with doors open. or remove back panel in freezer and carefully melt ice off with a hairdryer

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  • douglas smith Jun 16, 2007

    its the freezer back panel you nneed to remove!
    also, take the cover off the compressor electrics and check if the compressor is powered up

  • douglas smith Jun 18, 2007

    is compressor running? should be if compressor fan is running. if compressor is running or not running and warm to touch then points to a system or compressor fault. check if compressor is powered up by removing cover over compressor electrics. don't think fault is related to your mum leaving door open



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